Marion C. Price, 85 of Mahaffey, went home to the Lord, Tuesday,
May 13, 2014 at St. Andrews Village in Indiana. Mrs. Price was
born June 26, 1928 in Curwensville, a daughter of the late
Herman and Maragert (Powell) Cleaver. She is preceded in death
by her husband Arnold T. Price. Marion was a member and assisted
in the founding of Cornerstone Worship Center in Indiana, PA.
Marion Price was a woman loved by all. She was
always there to reach out to others, she was always there to be a
help, to love anyone who needed love, to care for anyone who needed
cared for, to pray earnestly for anyone who needed prayer and her
fridge was always full for a hungry man or woman. Pastor Paul
and his son, JP, can trace their calling into ministry back to Marion's faith and
Marion, had two pregnancies ending in miscarriages in the 1950's.
Her desire to have a child was so strong she prayed a 'Hanna Prayer'
(1 Samuel 1:10-11) and vowed to the Lord that if God would bless her
with a son, she would dedicate him to ministry early. Paul A. Price
was born on October 31, 1958 and little did she know that
her prayer would establish a church in Indiana, PA
that would set
hundreds to flight for the Lord.
to Left: Ed Price, Paul Price, Marion Price & Arnold Price
Marion worked for 40 years for
Stanley Home Products before retirement. She was a very loved wife,
mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by two
sons; Rev. Paul A. Price with his wife Claudia of Indiana, PA. and
Edward R. Price with his wife Tammy of Ohio, five grandchildren
(Paul Jr., JonPaul, Auriahna, Colin & James) and currently three
great grandchildren (Ethen, Eli & Ean); along with several nieces
and nephews! In addition to her husband Arnold, she is preceded in
death by three brothers; Ralph, Ray and Boyd Cleaver and one sister;
The funeral service was held at 11
AM on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the McCabe Funeral Home (www.McCabeFuneralHomes.com) with Rev. Paul A. Price & Rev. JP Price officiating.
A month before Marion went home
to be with the Lord, her son Paul had a chance to record them
singing Amazing Grace together. Although you can hear the weakness
in her voice, her spirit was strong until the last breath was drawn.
We wanted to share this with you because those who knew her, knew
she loved the hymnals of the church. You can listen to the
audio by clicking the player directly below this text.
<Audio to be uploaded soon>
The Price family has upload the
audio and video from Marion's funeral to preserve the memory for
You can listen to the audio or watch the video by clicking
one of the player(s) directly below this text.
<Audio and Video to be uploaded soon>
Thoughts from the
“My mother showed me the greatest
gift of all the gifts of God; that is the gift of love. Without love
we are nothing and mom extended her love to everyone she came in
touch with. I will greatly miss you mom…. Hopefully my mothers love
can be shown through me to all others in my life!”
"Marion touched a lot of lives in
her years. The house was always full of kids even before her own
children came into the world. She loved every child like her own
flesh and blood. There are many people missing their mothers each
day and today, I know I am!"
~ Tammy Price ~
"Marion's legacy of love rippled
throughout innumerable lives, including my own. Much of what I've
learned came from my husband who learned it from his mom, Marion.
I'm holding onto the promise we spoke of the Friday, before she
passed, that her and pap will meet me on the other side when I cross
over. I love you Marion!"
~ Claudia Price ~
"I often think back to the time
in my teens when I was running from my calling and running from God.
At one point I was in so much trouble that I had no alternative but
to go hide because I was facing years behind bars. My grandmother,
Marion, opened her home to me in Mahaffey, PA. She kept me hidden,
she loved me through the withdrawal from the drugs, she loved me
through the spectrum of emotions and supported me until the day of
my enlistment in the Army. I remember back hearing grandma every
night, laying in the bedroom next to me, crying out to God for my
salvation. With tears in her eyes and the pain in her voice she
interceded for my salvation. To this day I can't speak of it without
being moved - she was a rock during the storm of life.
I love her and can't wait for her to great me on the
other side - that will be a great day!"
~ JP Price ~
to Left: Arnold Price, Marion Price, Paul A. Price, Dennis Kutzner,
Claudia Price, Dr. Paul Paino, Jess Jessup & Dr. Able Robles